O’Reilly Cameraman: He Didn’t Save Me

A cameraman who was allegedly saved by Bill O’Reilly during a violent protest during the 1982 Falklands War says the Fox News personality’s story is not true. O’Reilly has said that his cameraman fell and was bleeding from his ear when he bravely dragged him out of the Argentinian army’s way, even though his own reporting said that the army did not kill civilians at that protest. Now, Ignacio Medrano-Carbo—who says he was the cameraman in question—wrote an email to Mother Jones contesting that story. “Ninety-nine percent of the footage in that report was shot by me. Does that make me his cameraman?” he wrote. “I never fell nor was I bleeding out my ear at any time during my Buenos Aires assignment. I do not even recall Mr. O’Reilly being near me when I shot all that footage nor after I left the unrest at Plaza de Mayo that evening.”

O'Reilly responded to the accusations, saying: “I never worked with Ignacio Medrano-Carbo. This is nothing more than yet another coordinated attack which predictably comes on the heels of my appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.”